KARACHI: The managing director of the Pakistan Machine Tool Factory (Pvt) Limited was gunned down and a senior official of the factory was wounded in an armed attack on the National Highway on Tuesday, police said.
They said that two assailants riding a motorcycle sprayed the car carrying the factory chief and a general manager with bullets near the Cattle Colony within the jurisdiction of the Shah Latif Town police station and rode away.
Quoting some witnesses, the police said that the assailants wore helmets.
The wounded men were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where the managing director, Arshad Pervez, 68, was pronounced dead on arrival.
The factory’s general manager, Kashif Bashir, 38, was admitted for treatment, they added.
DIG-East Aleem Jafri said that the motive for the killing was immediately not clear.
He said that the police were investigating the matter as there were a number of angles and possibilities.
Another police officer told Dawn that the incident might be linked to the ongoing unrest in the factory due to a delay or non-payment of salaries of employees.
Till late in the night, no case was registered at the Shah Latif Town police station.
‘ASWJ man’ killed in Korangi A man, said to be a sympathiser of the Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat, was shot dead in Korangi on Tuesday.
Police said that armed men riding a motorcycle targeted Aijaz Farooqui, who was also riding a bike, within the remit of the Awami Colony police station and fled.
The victim was taken to the JPMC, where he died.
The police suspected that the killing was linked with the ongoing sectarian strife in the city.
‘Sectarian’ attack A young man was critically wounded in an armed attack apparently on sectarian grounds in a Nazimabad area on Tuesday evening, police said.
They said that armed motorcyclists fired at Asim Jafri, 28, who was also on a motorbike, near Gol Market in Nazimabad No 3 and escaped.
The wounded man was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital from where he was referred to the Aga Khan University Hospital for treatment.